Executive Director

Position Details

Type Full Time
Offered By Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation
1165 S. Foster
Baton Rouge , Louisiana
Salary 50-75K
Deadline 05/30/2014
For More
Name: Michael Echols
Title: President
Phone: 225-930-0936
Fax: 225-930-0937


Statewide Leadership opportunity in the state of Louisiana. New position to assist in developing the role of Executive Director, working with state leaders to grow preservation efforts. This dynamic position will work to create a revolving fund campaign, secure donated properties, educate, advocate, and preserve Louisiana's most historic assets.


  • Help develop, provide guidance and oversight for and ensure implementation of the Trust’s strategic plan
  • Work with the Chairman and the Board of Trustees on all aspects of Board development, engagement, committees and councils, nominations, and communications
  • Administer staff growing operating budget
  • Oversee the financial reporting, audit and tax return of the organization
  • Oversee fundraising development, including membership, grants, special events, planned gifts and capital campaigns
  • Oversee all communications functions of the organization including publications, press releases, Web site, position statements and organizational branding
  • Oversee restoration, maintenance, operation of revolving fund and revolving fund properties
  • Work with Main Street Partners and State Historic Preservation Office
  • Oversee the Endangered Properties and Success Stories Program’s annual lists of these historic properties
  • Oversee state and federal advocacy and education efforts
  • Provide support and advice for statewide broad-ranging preservation assistance
  • Oversee the Trust’s statewide heritage education activities
  • Represent the Trust on boards, commissions and in collaborations with related organizations, agencies and partners
  • Produce and oversee regional Rambles, Annual Preservation Conference
  • Maintain working relationship with other regional preservation organizations (PRC, LA Landmarks, FHL, & Others)


Experience in diverse aspects of historic preservation. Demonstrated achievement in organization management, fund-raising, program development, finance and budget, membership development, grant procurement and development, rehabilitation and restoration oversight and preservation advocacy and education.

How to Apply

Email Resume and Letter of interest to the LTHP President at michaelcharlesechols@gmail.com. For phone inquiries please call 318-366-7370